Two Men Found Shot Dead in a Car in Northern Israel

The killing of two cousins from Nazareth takes the death toll from violence in Israel's Arab community to 40 this year

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Police at the crime scene in a northern Israel intersection on Friday.
Police at the crime scene in a northern Israel intersection on Friday.Credit: Police Spokesperson

Two men in their mid-20s were found shot dead inside a car in northern Israel on Friday, the latest in a spike of killings in Israel's Arab community.

Israel Police said that they have launched an investigation into the incident.

They were identified Mohammad and Ali Fakhouri, two cousins living in the northern city of Nazareth.

Mohammed and Ali Fakhouri.

The killings represent the 39th and 40th murders in the Arab community since the beginning of the year. In 2021, a record 126 people were killed in violent crimes in the Arab community.

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